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Magic Elf Seeds... delivered by our Elf on the Shelf

Our Elf on the Shelf ("Elfie") arrived on December 1, and he brought a special gift for the boys... Magic Elf Seeds.  {Tiny cookie decorations in the shape of Christmas trees}


He also brought this letter from Santa -- directly from the North Pole.  {So exciting!!}  I got the stationary here.  Isn't it darling? 


The letter contained this poem (which you are welcome to use, but please don't reprint it without written consent from me):
Plant in sugar,
Sprinkle with snow,
Wait for the magic,
And see what will grow. *(copyright East Coast Mommy)

Of course, we followed the instructions in Santa's letter, and we planted our seeds in sugar.


And look what happened while we were sleeping.  They grew into cookie pops!


Don't you just love the magic of Christmas with little ones?  I am treasuring these years with my sweet little boys.  I hope Elfie brings Magic Elf Seeds next year!

Gina (aka East Coast Mommy)

52 comments:

  1. Oh Gina, thank you for always having such great ideas. I am not a "creative" Mommy and really appiciate all the wonderful ideas you share with the world. We just picked up an Elf on the Shelf and he will make his first appearance tomorrow morning. I'm sure our Elf (no name yet) will be as sweet and thoughtful as Elfie.

    Take care,
    Aldona

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  2. oh, I LOVE that idea!!!!! Thanks for visiting & sharing with me! What a busy little elf you have! Thanks for the stationary tip - will def be using that down the road!

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  3. Can't wait to do this one!
    http://jamieslay.blogspot.com

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  4. This is ADORABLE! :) Thank you for sharing!

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  5. What an adorable idea!! It's times like this I wish I had little ones...Thanks for sharing at my "25 Days of Christmas" Linky Party :-)


    www.mydailyphotojourney.blogspot.com/
    www.facebook.com/MyCrazyBeautifulLife.13
    www.pinterest.com/denyse13/

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  6. This is adorable! I'll bet the look on your boys faces was like my son when he planted a jelly bean to grow a jelly bean tree. Love it!

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  7. What a cute idea!

    I'd love for you to link up this week at my Friday Favorites party!

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  8. Thank you so much for sharing this brilliant idea on my FB Page the other day! Our Elf brought us Magic Seeds and Magic Sugar too. A BIG hit at our house so thank you.

    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2011/12/more-elf-on-shelf.html

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  9. Stopping by from Come Together Kids Blog-
    Love this idea!! So cute and fun!

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  10. This is such a WONDERFUL idea!!!! I'm so glad you posted this on TJ! Would you please share this with my readers for Fun Stuff Fridays linky party? http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2011/12/fun-stuff-fridays-3.html

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  11. Ahhh! This is so cool!!!!! I can't wait to do this with my kids. Thank you so much!

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  12. Oh my goodness. I found this on Pinterest through a friend. This is awesome. I don't have any kids yet, but I teach kindergarten and Izzy the elf is quite the celebrity in our room. I may have to do this. My kids would die. :)

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  13. I LOVE THIS! Just saw it on Pinterest and I will definitely be adding this to the Elf's lineup!

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  14. I am going to share this on my blog cause it's just so darn cute! Going to share the photo's, too, but I'll be sure to give you credit!! ;)

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  16. What an adorable idea! Definitely adding that to my "To Do" list for next year! Thank you for joining the Elf on Shelf Link Party at Counting on Me!

    http://counting-on-me.blogspot.com/2011/12/elf-on-shelf-link-party.html

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  17. Great post.Thanks for sharing such a useful information with us.

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  18. Soooooo CREATIVE!!!! You guys must have been amazed that morning! :)

    Would you PLEASE link this up on my blog?
    http://thediydreamer.blogspot.com/2012/02/from-dream-to-reality-linky-party-3.html

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  19. what a darling idea for kiddos! i love it!

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  20. Thanks for bringing it up.
    I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading your blog posts.
    Thanks,
    Purchase heirloom seed

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  21. What were the "elf seeds" or the green thing u put in the magic sugar?

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    1. They were tiny cookie/cake decorations in the shape of Christmas trees. :-)

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  22. How did you get the cookies to stay on the sticks?

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  23. Love this idea! This is going to be our first FULL year with Melodie and I'm going to use this idea for when Melodie arrives in a few days :) I would like to know what the trick is to getting them to stay on the sticks?

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  24. Yes,I would love to k now the same thing... What did you use for the sticks that would cook in the oven with the cookies??

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    1. Yes,I would love to know the same thing... What did you use for the sticks that would cook in the oven with the cookies??

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    2. hm_marie85@yahoo.com
      Sorry i am not sure how to do a lot of this.

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    3. I just used "sucker sticks". They were fine in the oven because the cookie baking time was short. I have done it a couple of times. Just keep an eye on them. :-)

      Gina

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  25. Santa's letter says "sprinkle with snow"...did you do that? I live in Texas and don't have snow...maybe we could use powdered sugar that the elf brings or something...

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    1. That's what we did. :-)

      If you look, you'll see a little bag of powdered sugar in the picture.

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  26. Would you give detailed info on what to do for the elf seeds.. I would love to do this.. Thank you for such clever ideas... Email address is pchgrl64@rocketmail.com

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  27. I just love, love, love this idea! I am definitely going to do something like this for my little girl this Christmas! I would like your permission to feature this idea on my blog. (With a link to your site of course.) I just started blogging now that I am recovering from thyroid cancer. Check out my blog at http://mylifeoverflowingks.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks so much, Kimberly. It is one of my favorite ideas. :-)

      You are more than welcome to feature it. You can use one picture, a teaser line, and link back to my site.

      Good luck with your blog!

      Gina

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  28. Would you give detailed info on what to do for the elf seeds.. I would love to do this.. Thank you for such clever ideas... Email address is nikkimusic@hotmail.com

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  29. My kids loved this!! Thank you for a great idea. I found the "elf seeds" at Michael's.

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  30. I normally don't like the Elf on a Shelf ideas I've seen, but this is way too cute! Such a fun idea!

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  31. OMG too cute! Would love to do this with our little guy ~ thanks for sharing this idea.

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    1. Thank YOU for taking the time to leave such a sweet comment. :-)

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  32. Have you done the reindeer food? Take a paper bag put 1/2 cup oatmeal and some glitter have the kids go out after dark and sprinkle the Deer food on the ground. In the morning when they go out to see if the deer food was eaten all that is there is the glitter! Magic for the little ones. Merry Christmas.

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    1. It is one of our Christmas Eve traditions... except we use colored sugar instead of glitter because it is safer for the birds. :-) http://eastcoastmommyblog.blogspot.ca/2012/12/christmas-eve-traditions.html

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  33. How do we get consent for the poem

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    1. You are welcome to use it for personal use. Is there something else you wanted to for?

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  34. What a great idea! Looking forward to making Magic Elf Seeds with my family again this Christmas! Elfie xo
    http://elfiejasinski.blogspot.com.au/

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  35. Thank You for posting your creative idea. We started elf on the shelf last year and the kids loved it. Tonight, "Jerry" will be bringing some magic elf seeds with him :) Melissa S. (I also live on the east coast!)

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  36. Can u use like lemon head breath mints

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